January 6, 2021

School of Social Work leadership statement regarding today's assault on our democracy

Today, Georgia elected its first-ever African American and Jewish U.S. senators—a milestone for racial justice, inclusion and equity. A day of victory for free and fair elections turned dark when mob violence erupted in our nation’s capital and the final constitutional step in sealing the November presidential election was disrupted by rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol. 

December 21, 2020

Latino Center for Health sponsors Spanish-language panel on COVID-19 and vaccine delivery

Health experts from the University of Washington, Sea Mar Community Health Centers and Public Health Seattle & King County participated in a December 16 Spanish-language panel discussion to explore the impact of Covid-19 on Latino communities and examine the science behind the vaccine’s development.

December 10, 2020

School field instructor named national school social worker of the year

Carrie Syvertsen, a long-standing field instructor at the School of Social Work, was named the 2020 National School Social Worker of the Year by the School Social Work Association of America earlier this year. 

December 3, 2020

Police encounters during middle-school years impact Black and white youth differently

A new study co-authored by Kevin Haggerty, endowed professor for prevention and director of the School’s Social Development Research Group, shows that Black youth who had been stopped and questioned by police as early as eighth grade were 11 times more likely than their white counterparts to be arrested by the age of 20.

November 25, 2020

Inaugural recipients of antiracism faculty fellowships announced

Two School of Social Work faculty—Assistant Professor Jane Lee and Assistant Teaching Professor Justin Lerner—are the inaugural recipients of the Roffman Term Faculty Fellowships for Antiracism, announced this month.